Walking Eagle News: Satirical news from an Indigenous perspective

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 4:27pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/_/300/bbae789d-a3aa-443c-bef2-69adb6afffe5/2021_08_27_06.mp3

Tim Fontaine spent 20 years as a journalist covering Canadian politics and Indigenous affairs for the CBC and Aboriginal People's Network. Burned out, he quit. Fontaine, a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, had always been interested in comedy. So, he started tweeting jokes and fake headlines that expressed what he couldn't say as a journalist. Thus was born The Walking Eagle News, a kind of Onion from an Indigenous point of view. And like The Onion, many people believed the fake stories. Marco Werman speaks with Fontaine about his satire.